Sigma Alpha Epsilon depends on your generosity to elevate our members’ experience to the highest levels—learning how to become True Gentlemen and taking that knowledge out into the world. We want to highlight just one of our many donors who support this organization.
Rick Shipley is a member of the Indiana Epsilon chapter at the University of Evansville. He supports SAE because he believes doing so will “make the world a better place.”
He is a Chronicler Level donor ($500-999) of the 2022-2023 Archon Circle and recently was the first to respond correctly to the Foundation Quarterly Newsletter trivia question – Why were membership badges black instead of blue from 1858-1926? Read more about Rick below and click here for more information about the SAE Foundation.
What is your favorite SAE memory?
Rick’s favorite SAE memory was when his son, Drew, was initiated in 2003.
What offices did you hold?
In addition to working his way through school, Rick held several positions, including Pledge Educator, Correspondent, and Chronicler.
As an alumnus, Rick volunteers as President of the Indiana Epsilon House Corporation. He is also an Advisory Board Member and the Lead Chapter Advisor for Indiana Epsilon, as well as President of the Evansville, Indiana Area Alumni Association. In 2016 the Supreme Council awarded him the Merit Key recognizing his significant service to SAE.
Why do you give to SAE?
Rick is passionate about volunteering his time and giving financial support to SAE because he feels that doing so will make the world a better place. He says that he believes it to be his calling.
What have you done professionally?
Rick’s career was focused on IT, and he is now retired.
What advice do you have for undergraduates?
Rick advises undergraduates to “Try to live by the True Gentleman every day.”